Jordan Sperber
Jordan created Hoop Vision as an 11th grader in high school outside of Albany, NY. His senior year, he (unofficially) became the first kid in history to attempt to run a basketball blog on tempo free statistics and win a Suburban Council South championship. The latter was achieved during an all-star year, but Hoop Vision was temporarily shut down during his season. He then headed to Villanova University for college where he graduated in three years with a major in management informations systems and a minor in business analytics. While an undergrad, Jordan was an analytics consultant for D1 college basketball programs and also was a summer intern for the Stats and Info department at ESPN in Bristol.

Before the 2014-15 season, he was hired by University of Nevada men’s basketball as a Graduate Assistant Coach and Analytics Specialist. Working on Coach Musselman’s staff, Jordan was apart of a CBI championship team that won 24 games. In June 2016, he joined Coach Weir’s staff at New Mexico State University as Video Coordinator.

Jonathan Safir
Jonathan joined the Columbia men’s basketball program in the summer of 2015 and was promoted to director of basketball operations in June 2016.

Jonathan was the team’s graduate manager during its 2016 Postseason Tournament Championship. In that role, he coordinated all film exchange between the team and opponents and assisted the director of basketball operations with daily needs.

Jonathan was a four-year letter winner at Vassar College, where he helped lead the team to 19 wins and the first conference championship tournament appearance in school history in 2013-14. During his collegiate offseasons, he was the Head Recruiting Coordinator for Hoop Group Elite and worked for the Empire Basketball Club as an assistant coach.

Jonathan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies in 2015 and is currently pursuing his master’s in Sports Management at Columbia.


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